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2002 Acura CL 3.2L Transmission VIN: 19UYA42452
Honda Acura techs I need you. Vehicle came in for eng light fault, found code p1739 for problem in 3rd clutch pressure switch circuit. Customer states solinoid was replaced a year ago. At times it does stumble when shifting. Before I tear this thing apart can ...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L Noise VIN: WAUDT48HX4
This has a buzzing or resonance noise, coming from pass side fuel pump, pump was changed a month ago for same concern. It was fine for a month but is now back, not as loud and much more intermittent than before, but still annoying the customer...fuel pressure ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83421
I have tried All Data, Identifix, etc...and can't seem to find a good repair trac...diag info for pursuing this repair. Any help for finding diag info would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap Press. sensor Switch Low)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53471
customer complained of hesitation, lack of power and extended crank time. stability control traction control light on as well. vehicle scanned bmw codes 83, 244,75 as well as maf sensor code which i can't recall now. codes cleared, vehicle taken on long test d... Trouble codes: 83 (crank sensor circuit a), 244 (75 - no rpm from dme), 75 (no rpm from dme)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L exhaust vanos VIN: WBAAW33411
Well this one has me stumped. Customer came in with a check engine light on and occasionally runs rough. well we found the faults P0014 and P0015 referring to the vanos exhaust camshaft end position not reached and tight or jammed. We also found a torn intake ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Brakes lock up VIN: 5UXFA53502
Car came in with the complaint that the brakes lock up after driving a couple of miles. Sure enough all four lock up.ABS light is on and we extracted code#72 - 114 - Pressure sensor , zero deviation and code 5A - 90 - Brief power interrumption. Brake fluid is ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Valve Body VIN: WBAGN63444
We rebuilt transmission..on test drive had a hard downshift from 2 to 1. Checked valve body found ok except the channel plate had some of the black gasket missing or mushed. Would this cause the downshift and is there any thing that can be used to fill in the ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ3342K
Customer came in with check engine light on. pull codes and found code for DM-TL code.smoke the system no test and found DM-TL was bad and we replaced the pump,than run test the system was ok.customer came back again with the some code and DM-TL pump... Trouble codes: P1449
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Cuts out, over 4200 rpm VIN: 1G6EL12B4P
I have repaired wires to MAP and IAT sensors replaced both sensors also. Have replace cap, rotor, coil and dist. Have replaced fuel filter. Have replaced PCM and PROM. Fuel pres is about 40 psi at idle over 45 psi at WOT. It pops from intake when it begines to...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Front Struts VIN: 1GYEE63766
I have a strange problem with te front struts on this srx and I can,t find much info on them. There is no code in the suspension system but both front stuts have no movement. They are locked. You can,t bounce the car, it is like driving a car with no suspensio...
1985 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Carb VIN: 3GCCW80H2F
I have a customer that is wanting to remove the electronic feedback carb. and install a Elderbrock unit. That part is not the issue, my question is the torque converter still going to lock up if I diconnect all of the eletronics from the old carb? Thank you fo...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L rt brake
hi all, i'm a honda guy working on this chevy pickup for a friend.came in for a brake job, routine, replace the pads, machined the rotors.rt side pads were a little more worn than left, but not enough to be concerned.the caliper pistons retracted fine, one sid...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 5.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16P34
Hello we received this vehilce originaly for cat code p430 and rattle on the right bank replaced with GM cat. Other technition performed the changing of the cat. Customer took vehicle and drove a few miles away and vehicle stalled on them called us she drove i... Trouble codes: P0133 (02 signal low b1s1), P1133 (Ho2s b1s1 insufficent switching), P1134 (Ho2s b1s1 transition timefault), P1153 (Ho2s b2s1 insufficent switching)
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WC58106
hi to all. vehicle came in overheating over half gallon low on coolant..filled system and pressure test no leaks showing and holding pressure. ran engine and has major amount of air in system.tried to bleed system for approx an hour and a half and still has co...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Tcm VIN: 1GTHK23D26
No communication with Transmission contorl Modeule. client says Starts and drives but has little but of a buck driving down the road. Intermittant no communication with glow plug modules and ECM. If you erase the codes for TCM they will reappear with in second...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L ride sway VIN: 1GNFK13018
customer complained of vehicle sway while driving and turning above 30 mph. "feels like it's going to roll over. been like that since it was new. thought it was 2 ply side walls causing it". he buys 10 ply dunlops from us and it makes it alot worse. checked ev...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU42NXV
Random "Missfire" after driving. Vehicle runs fine in park, and first thing in the morning. At lunch and when heading home, vehicle will feel as if a very random intermittent missfire will occur when sitting at traffic lights. Check "Related Repair History" to...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Computers VIN: 1C4GP64L0X
Vehicle died on road no start towed in to shop and checked with scan tool and no data was found. Did a bus module test and scan has message error. Checked computers for data indivudally and found pcm the only computer to have data. Instrument cluster will powe...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A8FY68856
Hi all thanks for the help in advance this pt loser is giving me some came in with a multi cyl misfire. We felt it was tune up time customer stated they had never done anything except oil changes.we replaced plugs and wires with oe.cleared codes an... Trouble codes: P0304
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2C3LA63H66
p306,p1416, both codes for #6 cylinder, no compression, intake valve not opening, have replaced #6 mds solenoid, no change to misfire, performed function test on #6 six mds solenoid and other three all worked clicked normally. ran engine with valve cover off a...
2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L starter VIN: 1C3LC46K07
this came in as a no start when go to the crank position the engine continues cranking until you turn the key completley off it also has no spark.installed new ignition switch ,same thing happens it has codes tried unhooking battery.thanks for your help
1992 Dodge D250 5.9L Stall VIN: 3B7KM23C3N
Hi Guys,Thanks for your time. This old Dog is in fairly good shape. However, The engine starts right up and idles a tad high but idles fine. As soon as you place it in gear (D or R) she stalls. Its a slow spool down and dies within 5 seconds. Place it back in ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3B7KC23C15
I have a Dodge diesel truck in the shop with a 73 code Torque Management Pulse. I have looked in everything we have to see what this means and I cannot find anyting.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B4HS2846W
Vehicle came in with multiple cylinder misfire on the scanner. So first I gave it a tune up. New plugs,wires,cap,rotor,cam sensor. SO after the tune up I started it up and it ran worse. SO I looked at the cam sync and it was off a little. So I zero the cam syn...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L asd relay VIN: 1B7MF33741
This truck will die when the parklamps are turned on if we pull the 15 amp park lamp fuse the truk will run with headlamp on install 15 amp parklamp fuse and it dies. With key off turn parklamps on the asd relay starts clicking any one ever ran into this
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y72
This van was towed in from another shop with no start. Started the van, it ran for about 15 minutes, the odometer went away and the words "no buss" came up and vehicle stalled. if it sits for a couple of hours, it will restart, but same thing happens. Runs lik...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starter VIN: 1D8GP453B2
Got one here I need a little guidance on. 2003 Dodge Caravan was towed in with a no crank, no start condition. Plugged a couple different scan tools in-Snap On-OTC- and cannot get any communication. Went to the starter relay and started checking voltages. Ever...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB28BX7
Alright, so i'm stumped on this EVAP problem. The first time the custome came in I changed the EVAP monitor valve on the canister. He has been back 2 other times with the same code usually just the P0456. I have rund the EVAP service monitor test with my scan ... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Large Leak), P0456 (EVAP Small Leak)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
Thanks in advance! This is my father's work truck. He came out of a store and went to back out. Put it in reverse and it just made a ratcheting/Grinding noise and did not move. In drive the truck runs normally until you let off to coast, especially at 40-60mph...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Glow Plug Oper VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
This Ford will not turn on the glow plugs when cold. Power to glow plug relay, relay tests good, and you can disconnect the glow plug relay small wire terminals and jumper one side to power and one to ground and it heats up glow plugs nicely and starts right u... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow Plug Circuit Fault)
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L headlamps VIN: 2FTRX18LX2
Pullin out my hair on this one! Sorry in advance for the long post, hopefully someone has ran across this issue before. Headlamps inoperative (high & low beams), park lamps work and will sometimes stay on after switch is off, park lamps will go out if headlamp...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 1FDWF37P73
after testing as per alldata info replaced throttle pedal same codes return modis scanner pids for app sensor all zeros no change depressing pedal thanks for all help Trouble codes: P2122, P2127, P2132
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU03183
Customer concern was a hissing noise from the brake pedal area that would stop when the pedal was applied. We pulled the vehicle in , trying to verify the noise was possibly coming from the brake booster area . Was able to duplicate the noise 2 times, then the...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46Y05
blown fuse for injectors, replaced fuse and all is fine, afraid to send out for feer of blowing again. this fuse powers all o2 sensors, all injectors, and ac, has anyone seen a common problem with these??? thanks in advance on any help you can give me.
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Fuelgauge VIN: 1FTNF20507
Greeting Ford techs. This is a fleet truck for a Coal mine and it looks the part. This problem started out as an intermittent fuel gauge but now has not worked for some time. The gauge read E all the time. I can sweep the gauge with my labtop and it looks fine...
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cam / Crank Timing VIN: 1FTYR10DX8
This came in with the balancer off. One of our techs took the valve cover off and aligned the cams with the plate. (Got into a Motorcycle accident and now its my problem) The timing chain is fine and tight. I installed a new balancer w/ tone plate for the CKP,...
1998 GMC C-Series Topkick C6H042 6.6L Low Power VIN: 1GDJ6H1JXW
Truck came in with a hard start when hot, truck ran fine with plenty of power, to fix the hard start we pulled the fuel injectors-mechanical type and replaced the o-rings. that fixed the hard start but now we have low power on take off and cruise. took it to l...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7684M
Car will not start, customer stated it was idling in his driveway and the engine died and it would never start again. It has spark, and has fuel pressure, the injectors are firing but just spins and spins and will not start. I have not checked timing belt, but...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L SRS light on VIN: JHLRD1748X
SRS light on, code 3-2 (increased resistance in driver's seat belt tensioner). Does anybody know how much resistance these tensioners should have? MOD says install a SRS simulator lead and recheck for codes. This code does not come back immediately, but always...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L ring gear
OK guys, Never seen this before and I was wondering what could have caused it. I replaced a clutch do to poor performance and turned flywheel. Drove greeat for a month or so, she was heading to denver(75 miles) and started to hear a noise. She pulled over for ...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L rear air susp. VIN: 5GRGN23U73
hello hummer tech's thanks in advance for help this vehicle is driving us crazy. if parked on level vihicle will stay up indefinetly. If parked on uneven ground over vehicle goes down in 30 minutes.
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L radio & nav come on with car off VIN: JNDKA31A32
Radio & navigation system turn by them self when sitting and kills battery over night if you tap on console or steering wheel everything turns off. Already replaced ignition switch, problem still there, also replaced smart entry module.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C62
We did some repair on this vehicle and evry since the cruise does not work and the yellow(mil?) light comes on with a message DSC SYSTEM FAULT. We found the listed code but cannot access the "flight recorder data" OBD shows no codes and no freeze frame and our... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored/Throttle monitor data available)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Gearbox/ Throttle VIN: SAJEA51D43
Customer has been driving over a month(1000 miles plus) since last repair of a "Charging System -low voltage". Replacing battery cable FIXED THAT. Now to the new issue. Customer driving to work on the interstate and the Red/Yellow warning lights came on in the...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Gov pressure VIN: 1J4GX48S81
Good afternoon folks, Thanks for all you do to help at IATN. Well, I have a good one here. First mistake (I know better than this) I'm no tranny guy. Customer says, please install this pressure sensor and transducer due to a p1763 code in my jeep. After some r...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJ073383
hello to all, and thanks to any one who can help. kia was brought to us(chrysler dealer) with an over heat concern and coolant leak. this is a new customer so no history. psi tested cooling system and found cracked coolant bottle. replaced bottle and purged sy...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU88H35
This Lincoln sets code P340. Have ohmed wires for camshaft position sensor back to computer and circuit is good.Ohmed CMP good 347 ohms.Hooked scope up and the positive pulse of cam sensor is happening when the the 4th positive pulse of the crank sensor occurs... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Starting VIN: WDBHA28E5T
Car will not start. Has Fuel Pressure and spark, but no injector pulse. Does anybody have any iformation to assist with diagnosing this problem?
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Shifter VIN: WDBRN47J62
Trying to adjust shifter cable/shift assembly after replacing shifter assembly and clutch, cannot find information on how to do it, right now I can't shift into 1st and second gear very well.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L A/C temp VIN: JN8DR09X52
no codes found, blend door working even disconnected blend door at max a/c to make sure it stayed completly closed.set A/C in car at 65F max cold temp.actual output temp 50F but still humid. bypassed heater core now output temp is 42f and not humid, fond no he...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L air bag light VIN: 1N6AA06A64
has code b1086
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GHDT13FX2
Hi all in IATN land. Thanks for reading my post. This Bravada will rev over 3000 rpm without touching the throttle. It happened to the customer and she almost went through the cemetery fence before she turned the key off. When she restarted, it was fine. I sta...
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G3GS64C12
car idles up sometimes to 2000 rpm on its own. It was going to 4000 rpm before the gaskets where replaced. now it seems there are vacuum leaks at the throttle body, by the iac and the gasket between the throttle body and intake manifold tube.Do i need to chang... Trouble codes: 171 (right bank lean), 174 (left bank lean)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G3NL52F23
Hello everyone, this alero has this annoying little noise when you move the steering wheel slightly(left or right).it squeaks like two pieces of rubber being moved back and forth against one makes the noise loaded or unloaded.i've tried loosening t...
2000 Other GM H1 6.5L Left Rear Hub VIN: 137ZA8434Y
Hi,we have a 2000 hummer h1 that has a rotational growl/thumping type noise from the left rear hub. We have removed and disassembled the hub and inspected the gears and bearings - all components look to be in good condition.looking for anyone with a repair for...
1997 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R8V
Hello i have this awesome voyager has mil on with p1698 no ccd buss. Only symptoms are mil and abs light on also no prndl, odo and no guage movement only backlighting works on cluster. I do have reverse lights when put in reverse. Only diag tools avail today i... Trouble codes: P1698 (No ccd buss from tcm)
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L air bag light VIN: WP1AA29P28
Just got this Porche from the body shop. Was hit in the rear, minor repair. They never even disconnected the battery they said. Air bag light on solid. Auto Enginuity is the only scan tool we have that will get into this thing at all and only info retrieved fr...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L valve body VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Help! Rebuilding this unit and accidentally separated the valve body from the wrong side. You can figure out the rest :-(. I desperately need to get my hands on a decent diagram for balls, springs etc. that reside in between valve sections. Alldata has nothing...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cruise VIN: 5GZCZ23D04
This car came in with the cruise inop. The light turns on with the power switch on the steering wheel, but when you try to set the cruise, nothing. Check for codes and no codes in any of the modules. Checked fuses and all tested good. Researched and did not fi...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29622
Got a wierd one here, this vehicle bucks wildly on accel from a stop cold, symptom disappears after warm. Mass air sensor, coils and plugs have been replaced already in attempts to repair symptom. No codes, haven't found anything wierd in data stream yet. anyo...

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1983 BMW 320i 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WBAAG3309D
I should have been more specific. When I said no oil pressure what I meant 0 psi. We tried applying air pressure to the system and the pressure gauge shot right up Which told us there wasn't any blockage but there was air escaping from the crank bearings but I...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAK7407F
Thak you to all who replied. As some of you suggested vehicle would go rich and die. Car would eventully restart if you played with the throttle, but would die if just left to idle. All sensor data appeared to bein order. Installe a used ECU, and so far so goo...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN14TOL
had 180 lbs compreesion on all cylinder but had 140 lbs on number four cylinder had jumped time custmer declinded repair due to vaule of car
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L injector
I"m sure all of you assumed I tested the TPS but I did not. It read good on the scanner and was hard to unplug so I skipped it. Jimmy of Virginia & Rod of Kentucky suggested it.With TPS unpluged it cranked & idled fine.Replaced TPS & it"s fixed.I was out of ti...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1P
Well, I appologize for the delay in the closing of this help request but I wanted to make sure I had a fix to post. As the customer was ok with us keeping the vehicle as long as we needed, it became a project for the back burner and as we had time and since it...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25M41
Thanks to all who repied, especially Robert from Utah for the info about the air pump being electric. Those that said the PCM needed a reflash were correct. The dealer called to say that the reflash took and the missing cylinders started working. Like Jack fro... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP sensor circuit out of range), P0418 (Air pump relay control circuit problem).
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46X36
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD56F75
all u all[prase from the south]were right all along.i feel terrible cause car is mine and thinking along the easy lines just taught me a lesson.listen to people that know.thanks again to everyone and i mean we must have a cast of dodge boys out there cause the... Trouble codes: N0NE.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16Y0V
Well what i found was indeed a plugged cat. the reason for the plugged cat was weak coil, not enough spark to ignite fuel, took out cat. since its mileage and age i also replaced intake manifold gasket set. new t-stat, plugs wires cap and rotor coil, thanks fo...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Ignition VIN: 3D7HA18N92
Thanks for all of your help, However the cause of the problem ended up being a poor connection in one of the three harness connectors on the back of the instrument cluster.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1D4GP24R65
The vast majority of respondants said the flywheel was the problem and we we leaning on pulling the transmission. The customer declined further repairs/diagnosis and had towed out.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7K58D25J
The Dodge truck is not fixed. Since update,He replaced the lf hub bearing again, new vss, and rear diff speed sensor, all with no help. Its interesting that the vss data showed very low at all times. At 60mph showed 30mph on the scanner. Replacing the trans vs...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 2SB34HU5A3
thank you kenneth for your help the computer was not turning the coil on i installed a new computer and had it progamed and it now runs again like shit because of the heads leaking water in the cly but it runs thanks for YOUR help
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L unable to reprogram VIN: 1FAFP34352
thanx to all who responded. this vehicle did have the wrong pcm installed by the previous shop that worked on it. i do not know why it ran normally with wrong pcm and only had problems with transmission operation. i called dealer parts deptartment and had them... Trouble codes: P1635 (vehicle id block does not match vehicle hardware).
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Balljoints VIN: 2007FORDF1
Thanks everyone for all the great information.I replaced the lower balljoints as recommended.
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTYR10D38
thanks everyone for yuour help. after pump and thermostat inspection i went under the dash . i took some venting off and could see the blend door and it would not move. so i took off the glove box to axcess the blend door motor on top of heater box and remo...
2008 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14V08
Hi there, the Ford dealer ended up installing a new engine in this vehicle and is now repaired. Thanks for all your input.
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L heater control VIN: 1GKDT13W0W
Removed dash cover and replaced the blend door motor.Took apart the old motor and found a broken gear,it still functioned BUT the control head saw more movement than required and could not calibrate.The main drive gear was split on one side.Re-assembled with ...
2003 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM19X83
Received the van back and was doing some test the first test I went with was the cranks sensor I probed it with my scope to check the signal and it would not start I moved the connector and it started. When I moved it, I also noticed that the sensor was a litt... Trouble codes: P626.
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5634T
i put in a new fuel pump and a new fuel filter and that took care of the problem, car runs great and the owner is happy thanks for all the help
1996 Isuzu Trooper SE 3.2L Oil Pressure VIN: JACDJ58V0T
Thanks for all the input and clarification, the owner decide to take the vehicle as is and keep an eye on the gauge and any lifter noise he might here in the future. Thanks again.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA72301
Thanks for the replies. Upon further investigation I found out that customer had used engine installed. When I scoped crank sensor I had a wave form and resistence was good. I decided to rescope both sensors and realized that although I had good wave form, I d...
2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L cts VIN: KNDMB23386
After rechecking voltage and other sensors from information form the replies the fix was taking the vehicle to the dealer for ecm updates, that fixed no other problems
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT88F22G0V
vechicle was not fixed tryed everything you all sugested but with no luck. customer towed vechicle to junk yard. He didnt want us to have to spend anymore time on it. thanks for all the replys
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L running VIN: JT8BD6853W
problem is in the security system custer doesnot believe it and is taking it to the dealer.Instead of us having it reflashed for half the price of what Lexus wants .So be it. Thanks for the help
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.8L No Start VIN: 1230331205
never ignore the basics, I had a good strong spark, grew frustrated and replaced the ignition coil, car fired right up. coil tested perfectly but that did not matter. Customer picked up car and all is well
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U64
All replyies said that pcm was bad, which i tend to agree with. Car's check engine light must have stayed off long enough to pass e-check. customer seems not to concerned about battery back-up for pcm seeing how it isn't causing drivability issues. thanks agai... Trouble codes: P1065.
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L tail pipe VIN: 1N6AA06A65
I am not sure it is the valve stem seals, because it is possible there is a malfunction / clog of the PVC system, because the problem is not always there. I suggested to the customer we remove the valve covers, to check for pools of oil, or something which wou...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HY521LR
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Running on one Coil VIN: WP0AB2961P
Here's where I went wrong. On this car, if you don't hook up both ignition modules neither one will work. I switched the wires from the good coil to the bad and it fired. But when I tested the module I left one unplugged and neither fired. I looked at the wiri...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Starter VIN: 4TAVL52N0W
Some input, But no fix, I still have the car, but it sits all torn apart and still cranks the starter when I turn the headlights on, thanks for trying to help. Steve
2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K8U
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U13
Thanks for the replies,all very good info.I think Lucious garage had the best info to clean the throttle blade and sopped out some oil pooling in the intake while the throttle was removed.The vehicle performed fine and did not reset the light but I was unable ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCR31CO5
New main brgs and pressure is back. This engine looked so clean inside I never thought it could be brg trouble. Replies suggested engine is known for cam lifter and cam brg failure if proper oil and maintance is not followed. VW 505.01 oil is specified. Than...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCT71K56
Thank you all for the help. sorry about the delay in response. I never found anything solid to blame. I suspect that the problem was the tandem pump. In fact the customer has an extended warranty and we were going to get one and put it on then come to find out...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Abs/Master Cylinder VIN: YVILW5534S
Thank you all for your help,the volvo is fixed sofar,I replaced the module,abs pump, and solenoid pack,I bought a good used one from a wrecking.So no more Abs/trac light and no more pedal going to the floor.Some off you thought I had two problems,but I think i...
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